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THE NATIVITY: Couple’s displays focus on ‘meaning of season’

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories You Might Like TREE OF LOVE: Families honor loved ones at the Colley Senior Complex Two families honored loved ones during the Tree of Love ceremony on Tuesday at the Colley Senior Complex in Troy…. read more Skip THE NATIVITY: Couple’s displays focus on ‘meaning of season’ Print Article Email the author “When Jimmie unboxed this one, we were surprised to find animals that are not usually included in a Nativity – a goat and dogs – but it was a stable so they could have been there,” Jackson said.Most Nativities include Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus, the Three Wise Men, shepherds and angels, but some are unique in their portrayal such as the stained glass Nativity made by local artist Charles Adams.In a grouping of Nativities, in the dining area of the Jacksons’ home, are Jimmie Jackson’s ceramic set, Adams’ stained glass set and one that was purchased for the Jacksons by missionary friends in South America.“Jimmie gave them some money and said, ‘bring us something’ and we could not have been more pleased,” Jackson said. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Perhaps few homes in Pike County say “Merry Christmas” in a bigger and brighter way than the home of Les and Jimmie Jackson. Christmas trees and lighted villages, Santas and sleighs, poinsettias and Christmas cactuses are all a part of making the holiday season merry and bright. But central to it all are the dozens of Nativity sets that are reminders of the real reason for the season.Jimmie Jackson created the first Nativity set for the couple’s home in the 1970s. At first glace, it appears to be carved of wood but it’s actually made of clay and glazed so as to give it the appearance of having Mother Nature’s touch. “That Nativity set is special because Jimmie made it,” Les Jackson said. “But, then, each one is special because each is a reminder of the real reason we celebrate Christmas. We don’t want that to get lost in all the trimmings of Christmas.”The Jacksons’ Nativity sets are placed throughout their home. When entering through the front door, visitors are greeted warmly by an elegant Nativity that is among the couple’s most recent additions to the collection of sets. For Jimmie and Les Jackson, the Nativity collection they display each Christmas pays tribute to the ‘meaning of the season.’ The couple’s first Nativity set is one he hand-crafted in the 1970s. Since then their collection has grown to include stained glass figurines and more artistic interpretations of the manger scene depiciting the birth of Jesus Christ.Along with Christmas trees, holly wreaths and Santa Claus, many American homes also display a Nativity scene during the Christmas season.The tradition of the Nativity scene originated with St. Francis of Assisi who created the first-ever Nativity scene recorded in history in 1223 at Greccio, in central Italy. His Nativity was created in a cave with real people and live animals.Tradition says St. Francis was concerned that more people were focused on gift giving than on the true message of Christmas and the meaning of Christmas was becoming lost. Published 3:00 am Thursday, December 22, 2016 Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder “The figures are made much like bread dough figures are made. In fact, they look like bread dough figures but they are ceramic. They are colorful and different from traditional Nativity scenes.”The Jacksons’ collection of Nativity sets includes music boxes and Christmas tree ornaments. It includes scenes that are elaborate and those that are homespun. But from among them all, there is one set, rather simple in set on the Jacksons’ collection that, perhaps, best tells the story of Christmas. Glass-like figures of Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus are encased above the fireplace. A light has been placed so that it illuminates the Holy Child from within. The Baby Jesus was the light that was born into a world of darkness.Even without the angels, the animals, the Three Kings and the shepherds in a Nativity scene, the real story is there. The birth of the Christ Child is the real reason for Christmas. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Mason Greenwood set Man Utd Premier League record as Ole Gunner Solskjaer outlines expectations for teenage striker

first_imgAdvertisement SPONSORED / Mason Greenwood starts his first Premier League game for Manchester United against Cardiff this afternoon (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Mason Greewood won’t be fazed as he becomes the youngest player in Manchester United’s history to start a Premier League game.The teenager made his first United appearance as a late substitute against Paris Saint-Germian in the Champions League back in March and also made a cameo appearance against Arsenal in the same week.Injuries have prevented the forward, who has been prolific at youth level, from forcing his way into Solskjear’s team up until now but has been handed a chance by his manager against already relegated Cardiff at Old Trafford.‘I think so we have been waiting to play Mason. Training with us now for the last three or four months, he has been really good, said Solskajer of the 17-year-old who has scored 30 goals in 29 appearances this season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT ‘We’ve had a couple of injuries but in the end we’ve ended up with the team we’re starting with but hopefully we can see them on the pitch.‘[Antonio’s’] been a fantastic servant to the club. He’s been Player of the Year, he’s won so many trophies.‘I will do whatever we can to get him on the pitch andI am sure he will be sad, emotional, towards the end because he has had such a great time here.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors 1/1 Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Ad Video Settings 1 min. story About Connatix V67539 More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘I don’t think he will be fazed, he is not that type of player.’Ander Herrera, whose departure was confirmed yesterday, is in attendance but misses out through injury, while club captain Antonio Valencia is named as a substitute for his farewell game after a decade of service.Romelu Lukaku, Luke Shaw and Alexis Sanchez all miss out through injury, but Greenwood’s fellow academy graduates James Garner and Angel Gomes have been forced to make to with a place on the bench.‘Garner and Gomes? They were in contention to start as well,’ added Solskjaer. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Full Screen Advertisement Read More Read More Top articles Metro Sport ReporterSunday 12 May 2019 2:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link159Shares Read More Skip by Metro PLAY Comment Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Mason Greenwood set Man Utd Premier League record as Ole Gunner Solskjaer outlines expectations for teenage striker Coming Nextlast_img read more

Jose Mourinho responds to Arsenal rumours after Unai Emery sacking

first_imgUnai Emery was sacked by Arsenal on Friday morning (Getty Images)When asked if he would have taken the Arsenal job before Tottenham’s offer, Mourinho replied: ‘No point in telling you.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’m so happy here I cannot think of the possibility of another club.‘If you put any other club in the world in front of me now I’d say no.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMourinho also paid a special tribute to Emery and described the Spaniard as a ‘fantastic coach with a proven record’.‘It’s always sad news,’ said Mourinho. Advertisement Jose Mourinho is confident Unai Emery will get another job (Getty Images)‘I’m sad for it but that’s life.‘Unai is a fantastic coach, not happy at Arsenal, obviously, but a fantastic coach with a proven record.‘A little bit of a rest [and] another big club will come for him and his career will be back on track.‘So no dramas mi amigo, keep going and you will get another club.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterFriday 29 Nov 2019 2:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link518Shares Jose Mourinho responds to Arsenal rumours after Unai Emery sacking Comment Jose Mourinho reportedly held talks with Arsenal before taking the Tottenham job (BPI/REX)Jose Mourinho has refused to deny that he would have become Arsenal’s manager before he replaced Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham.Mourinho was appointed as Pochettino’s successor last week but the 56-year-old reportedly held talks with Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi last month about potentially replacing Emery.Reports also claim that Mourinho was wanted by more than one senior person at Arsenal to become Emery’s replacement.Arsenal have now decided to sack Emery and have confirmed that Freddie Ljungberg, who was already a member of the first-team coaching staff, will be their interim replacement.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Jose Mourinho: Unai Emery sacking is ‘sad news’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:41FullscreenJose Mourinho: Unai Emery sacking is ‘sad news’https://metro.co.uk/video/jose-mourinho-unai-emery-sacking-sad-news-2059914/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘I felt it as a kid, when my dad was sacked as a manager, I’ve felt it myself when I have been sacked previously.‘There’s not one single manager who is sacked that I’m happy with. I always feel a deja vu situation.last_img read more

Claims Munster offer to Wallaby captain just wasn’t good enough

first_imgMeanwhile the fitness of Conor Murray and Tyler Bleyendaal are the main concerns of Anthony Foley ahead of Sunday’s Pro 12 derby meeting with Leinster.Munster will train and hold a press briefing in Cork today looking ahead to that game. A proposed move by the province to secure the Australian captain’s services failed in the wake of the World Cup.But Nucifora claims it was merely a case of the Wallaby hooker turning down Munster’s offer, instead signing a fresh 4-year deal with the A-R-U.Nucifora also says that whether Robbie Henshaw moves to Leinster or elsewhere will be purely the decision of the Connacht centre.last_img read more

Lakers say Tarik Black questionable vs. 76ers tonight

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Defensively, he blocks shots for us, makes plays and gets us out running,” Walton said of Black. “He dives to the basket hard. If they decide to double or mess the rotations up at all, we get some easy looks. He hits the offensive glass pretty hard and gets us second and third opportunities.”Meanwhile, Lakers guard Jose Calderon will miss his seventh consecutive game because of a strained right hamstring. He had planned to complete running and shooting drills at an increased speed Friday after spending Thursday’s practice completing sprints at 60-70 percent speed and spot shooting. But Walton said Calderon did not complete any work Friday before stressing he has had no setbacks.Instead, Walton said he consulted Calderon’s opinion on various non-disclosed basketball issues. Walton also talked about “life” with Calderon, an 11-NBA year veteran and veteran of the Spanish national team.“That’s what’s nice to have vets for; you can talk to them about different things,” Walton said. “Jose’s a well-traveled man and interesting man.” PHILADELPHIA — The Lakers could be closer to receiving some extra help to bolster their depth and effort in hopes of ending their eight-game losing streak.The Lakers (10-18) have listed reserve forward Tarik Black as questionable to play Friday against the Philadelphia 76ers (6-19) at Wells Fargo Center.After missing the past five games with a sprained right ankle, Black still will need to complete a pregame workout before the Lakers determine his availability. Black completed morning shootaround drills Friday, though Lakers coach Luke Walton said Black is “still nursing” his right ankle. Black also completed his first full practice Thursday.With the 6-foot-9, 250-pound Black averaging 5.9 points on 50 percent shooting and 5.2 rebounds in 15.4 minutes off the bench, the Lakers have struggled replicating his energy. Walton also called Black, rookie forward Brandon Ingram and second-year forward Larry Nance Jr. “three of our more active defenders” because of their hustle, length and versatility.last_img read more